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Cognitive User Action Rollback for Mobile Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246307D
Publication Date: 2016-May-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a function that enables a child to interact with a mobile device without affecting the state of the device. When the system detects inadvertent user input, it invokes the “play mode”, which opens a display but prevents the underlying actions (e.g., opening an active browser, sending a text message, etc.) associated with the surface actions.

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Cognitive User Action Rollback for Mobile Devices

Inadvertent input into mobile devices triggers undesired actions.Prior art exists which automatically locks the screen when the system detects inadvertent key strokes or swipes.In some circumstances, a small child may use a mobile device and enter key strokes or swipes.In this circumstance, it is better to cognitively sense such input using sensors and pattern-matching, and enter a "play mode" in which key strokes and swipes are detected and the display changes accordingly, but no real actions are taken (such as sending a text/e-mail or downloading an application).

The novel contribution is a function for cognitive user action rollback for mobile devices. This function enables a child to interact with the device without affecting the state of the device. This solution is different from "kid mode", which requires active enabling, and is different from simply locking the phone, which disables its use for playing purposes.

To implement the function for cognitive user action rollback in a preferred embodiment:

1. When screen is unlocked, the system detects user input 2. If user input is inadvertent or unintentional (e.g., small child, pet, etc.), then the system invokes the "play mode"

3. In this mode, user input results in changes to the display as occurs during a normal mode of operation

4. System prevents the underlying actions associated with actions taken in Step 3, such as:

    A. Opening a browser opens a templ...